August 27, 2012
I cannot rave enough about my trip, it was fantastic! Thomson not only met my expectations, but far exceeded them. From my first phone call to your office where you so patiently answered all my questions, the safari staff, accommodations, transfers, were all wonderful.
I must have had the three most personal, knowedgable, and caring guides on the Thomson Safaris’ roster for my trip! The tents were so clean and comfortable, I actually like their mattresses better than my own! The meals were great, I was so happy (and surprised) that I did not gain weight. We saw all of “the big 5″ in our first few days and then continued to see more and more fantastic animals and animal interactions everyday after.
We were entertained and cared for the entire time – even through to our departure at the airport. I cannot thank you enough for the trip of a lifetime! My only dilemma is how am I ever going to top it ???
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, June 2012
June 11, 2012
What a wonderful time we had on our safari! Truly a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget. Our wonderful guides, Kisem and Phanuel, were amazing, as was the staff at our camps! They made our trip so very special. Especially the night they surprised us with our “anniversary” cake. How special was that?! We were shocked and surprised! Plus, the cake was delicious, as was everything else at camp! The food at the Nyumba camps outdid any food we got at the lodges. Those camp chefs know how to cook a fantastic meal!!!
Thank you so much for making our trip extra special. Phanuel and Kisem were so knowledgeable. We had great conversation about Africa and also had some great laughs and fun along the way. I doubt they forget us too soon. ; )
Tanzania Lodge Safari, March 2012
May 12, 2012
OK, you guys have totally spoiled me! Safari in 2009, Kilimanjaro in 2011 – you are now my gold standard for adventure travel. I just got back from 3 weeks in Patagonia (Argentina & Chile), it just wasn’t the same (camps, food, client service). I had to stop comparing this adventure to my previous trips with Thomson or drive myself crazy.
Thanks for doing things right!
Safari and Kilimanjaro Guest
May 7, 2012
I can’t imagine how anyone could forget the camp staff! No matter how good the guide is, if you don’t have a good camp experience, the trip would surely suffer. The kitchen staff showed me their cooking area and one of the chefs even took the time to share a recipe.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, February 2012
February 22, 2012
We had fabulous weather, sightings and great guides & comfortable campsites. I was so appreciative of all the fine young men who worked at the camps…their kindness, efficiency and eagerness to make us feel welcome. I’ll never understand how they are able to serve a gourmet meal without electricity and a well-stocked kitchen. They were truly fabulous & I felt safe the entire trip.
I really enjoyed the variety of places we were able to visit…the Oldupai Gorge, the Massai village and Ikoma where we watched the women make baskets and see how they live.
I admire how Judi and Rick give back to the communities by supporting the handiwork of the women and the individuals at the Shanga Workshop. I thought the craftsmanship at the Shanga Workshop was truly outstanding. It was remarkable that they were incorporating recycled materials. I really liked knowing more about the communities we visited.
Without reservation, I would recommend Thomson Safaris to my friends, family and colleagues.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari, October 2011
February 7, 2012
It was a trip of a lifetime. As you know Lise and I were continuing to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana which was delightful but I must say that the highlight of the trip was our safari with Thomson.
I can guarantee Thomson does not exaggerate the cost of the safari and the value was greater than our expectations. I have to add that we had the pleasure of meeting the owners of Thomson Safaris, Rick and Judi, they are wonderful and generous people. They give back more than their share to the community which was for me important to know. Their personnel is chosen to complement and follow their way of thinking. All are delightful! It is a very mature, well-run organization.
Signature Thomson Safari, November 2011